The course digs beneath the hype about the "new
economy" to examine the real dynamics of commodification that are
emerging from the interaction between digital networks and high
capitalism. Topics include dot.commercialization, virtual advertising,
open/closed networks, Web content industries, portals and search
engines, knowbots and market agents, and piracy.
MIT 201F/G or the former MIT 246F/G, and registration in the third or fourth year of an MIT program, or permission of the Faculty.
RESTRICTED TO YRS 3 & 4 MIT, SPECIAL STUDENTS IN MIT AND SCHOLARS ELECTIVES.